I have a floppy disk that doesn't work and I don't understand why

Jeff Silverman jeffs at kant.ee.washington.edu
Thu Jul 12 21:54:37 PDT 2001


I run MAKEDEV and it doesn't work. Now what?

cowiche!root 22# /dev/MAKEDEV -v fd0
create fd0 b 2 0 root:floppy 660
create fd0d360 b 2 4 root:floppy 660
create fd0h1200 b 2 8 root:floppy 660
create fd0D360 b 2 12 root:floppy 660
create fd0D720 b 2 16 root:floppy 660
create fd0h360 b 2 20 root:floppy 660
create fd0h720 b 2 24 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1440 b 2 28 root:floppy 660
create fd0E2880 b 2 32 root:floppy 660
create fd0CompaQ b 2 36 root:floppy 660
create fd0H360 -> fd0D360
create fd0H720 -> fd0D720
create fd0h1440 b 2 40 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1680 b 2 44 root:floppy 660
create fd0h410 b 2 48 root:floppy 660
create fd0H820 b 2 52 root:floppy 660
create fd0h1476 b 2 56 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1722 b 2 60 root:floppy 660
create fd0h420 b 2 64 root:floppy 660
create fd0H830 b 2 68 root:floppy 660
create fd0h1494 b 2 72 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1743 b 2 76 root:floppy 660
create fd0h880 b 2 80 root:floppy 660
create fd0D1040 b 2 84 root:floppy 660
create fd0D1120 b 2 88 root:floppy 660
create fd0h1600 b 2 92 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1760 b 2 96 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1920 b 2 100 root:floppy 660
create fd0E3200 b 2 104 root:floppy 660
create fd0E3520 b 2 108 root:floppy 660
create fd0E3840 b 2 112 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1840 b 2 116 root:floppy 660
create fd0D800 b 2 120 root:floppy 660
create fd0H1600 b 2 124 root:floppy 660
cowiche!root 23# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 has wrong major or minor number
cowiche!root 24# mount /dev/fd0H1440 /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0H1440 has wrong major or minor number
cowiche!root 25#

Do I have a fundemental hardware problem or is there something else
going on?


Many thanks,


Jeff



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University of Washington, School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
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jeffs at rcs.ee.washington.edu http://rcs.ee.washington.edu/~jeffs


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